Welcome to farbspiel-photo.com. This is the home of my photography and the resources I created to make your photography simpler, more powerful and more creative.
My name is Klaus Herrmann. I am a photographer, author and instructor based in Germany.
I am from Germany, and my background is in science and education. I hold a PhD in computer science, and I have worked in top-level research and teaching at different universities for 14 years before I combined my passion for teaching, my background in creative disciplines, and my photography and founded farbspiel-photo.com.
I have also been a triathlete and a musician for many years. All of this influences my approach to photography in which I combine my creativity and artistic vision with a methodological scientific approach and quite some endurance. I love digging beneath the surface in photography and elsewhere in life, and I enjoy teaching and explaining complex stuff in a way that makes it accessible and applicable for a wider public.
My focus is on architecture and landscape photography. I use multi-exposure techniques like HDR, panoramas and focus stacking to go beyond the way you can display the world with a simple photo. I’ve always been fascinated with the idea of making more out of my photos that meets the naked eye.
I believe that post-processing is an integral part of photography. If you start with a good photo, the tools that we have today can help you take it to the next level if you know what you’re doing.
I also believe in a holistic workflow that integrates all stages of the creation process coherently. This simply means that you should not view the different stages of the overall process (inspiration, creating the exposure, post-processing and distribution) in isolation. They are all connected to one another, and they should be treated accordingly.
You should develop your creative vision to a point where you see the final outcome and even specific post-processing techniques before you click the shutter button of your camera. If you’re able to envision the final result and the steps you need to get there, you can take better decisions right from the start. More importantly though, your vision will guide you throughout the entire workflow making things fall into place naturally that would otherwise be very hard to achieve.
Whatever your personal taste may be, embrace post-processing as an integral part of your creative process.
My mission is to unleash your creativity.
Creativity is something mystical and god-given to many people. To me, it’s working hard, mastering your tools, experience, and having the right mindset. That’s all it takes to create original, creative photographs. Don’t let anybody tell you that you don’t have what it takes, and don’t let technicalities blur your view on what you can achieve. Let me show you how to master the necessary technology and creativity techniques to really unleash the creative photographer in you.
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